| Jul 18, 2012
Here's an important fact you haven't heard much about in the presidential campaign: The armed forces of the United States are at war in at least four countries, and that number could increase any day.
About 87,000 Americans are still fighting in...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Under the above subject heading my former colleague Richard Longworth, now a Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, writes in an email: I was struck by the festive Christmas illumination now lighting the dome of the top......
| Oct 8, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Nearly three out of four Americans surveyed think the United States should reduce its aid to Egypt or cut it off entirely after angry protesters pulled down the American flag at its Cairo embassy last month. The Program on International Policy Attitudes...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
5:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Palmer House Hilton Hotel
17 East Monroe Street
To purchase a copy of the book:
Zero-Sum Future: American Power in an Age of Anxiety
The financial and...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 2:37 PM
The addition of foreign policy questions to the mix in Tuesday's presidential debate gives Mitt Romney a chance to convince voters that his views of world affairs align with their own, but a recent authoritative survey of public attitudes illustrates what...
| Mar 17, 2013
Ten years ago this week, Americans were about to be introduced to a strange new concept, as they awaited the U.S. war to bring regime change in Iraq. Coined by American military officers, it encapsulated a situation in which everything went right until...
| Oct 1, 2012
He was born in England, spent a significant part of his career in Asia and cut his American corporate teeth in Dallas. But Stephen Chipman, now into his third year as chief executive of Grant Thornton LLP, is thinking a lot about Chicago.
| Oct 29, 2012
Amy Francetic was at a child's birthday party in 2004 when she decided it was time to leave Silicon Valley.
"I was sitting there listening to 6-year-olds talk about IPOs and whose house was bigger and how much a wedding dress cost," she said.
| Feb 14, 2013
Ivo Daalder, U.S. ambassador to NATO and a national security expert, will become president of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs effective July 1.
Daalder, 52, is succeeding Marshall Bouton, who served in the post for 12 years.
"As a thought...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:32 AM
I had the pleasure of watching Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman speak at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs this past week, which I will partially remember for his edifying remarks on the state of the economy...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker could never win an election in this town.
In a 30-minute speech Thursday to The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the 82-year-old University of Chicago economist proposed that keeping "the American dream alive" would...